MOTOHIRO Kurosawa of Fri-tei, a breaded pork cutlet restaurant in Tokyo, has struggled to adjust to steps meant to ease the pain of the tax increase that kicked in on Tuesday.

[TOKYO] Japan rolled out a twice-delayed increase in the sales tax to 10 per cent from 8 per cent on Tuesday, a move that is seen as critical for fixing the country's tattered finances but that...

JAPAN'S industrial output shrank more than expected in August in the latest warning that the economy and its manufacturers are facing intensifying pressure amid a bitter Sino-US trade war.

[TOKYO] Japan’s factory production dropped in August amid a global slowdown that’s battered exports leaving the economy vulnerable as a sales tax hike taking effect this week threatens to crimp...

JAPANESE exports dropped the most since January as China's slowdown, the trade conflict between Washington and Beijing and softness in the global tech sector continued to weigh on overseas demand...

[TOKYO] Japan's exports slipped for a ninth straight month in August as international trade tensions ramped up risks for the world's third-largest economy, although the decline was slightly...

THE risks to growth for the five biggest economies in the world are tilted to the downside with the US and euro zone likely to be in recession by 2022, according to a survey of analysts by the...

WITH one month left until the Oct 1 consumption tax rate hike to 10 per cent, retailers are hastening preparations for a more complicated tax scheme that incentivises cashless payments, keeps the...

JAPAN'S industrial output rebounded more than expected in July, but retail sales declined sharply and production was set to contract again next month, signalling a bumpy road for an economy facing...

[TOKYO] Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rebounded in June to post their largest monthly expansion on record, in a sign corporate investment remains resilient to slowing global growth...